Posts by Patrice Evans

  • Louis CK

    Celebrating the Post-Racial All Stars

    Our “Postracial All Stars” are politicians, personalities, artists, athletes, etc. who are best at helping us deal with where we are on race relations today. They keep it real, when others can’t. A Barack, a Jon Stewart/Daily Show, a Chris Rock, a South Park, a Lorne Michaels, a Modern Family, a Louis CK (mentioned below), […]

  • 5 Rules for Rapping in Public

    So by now you’ve probably already seen the world’s no. 1 “Ni**as in Paris” fan/caroler. It’s too bad the Watch the Throne tour has come to an end, because — given the statistics, and Kanye himself showing some Twitter love — odds are at least even that homey would get recruited to perform a rendition […]

  • Erykah Badu and ?uestlove Thompson

    Perfect Stocking Stuffer: The Soulquarian Box Set

    Happy Holidays, Grantland. Here is your stocking stuffer for the person who has everything. They won’t have this, ’cause it didn’t exist until now: The Soulquarian Box Set. Put it in your phone. Put it in the cloud. Put it in your hearts and minds. Put it on Facebook. Santa has decided you were extra […]

  • Brian Burton

    The Danger Mouse Factor: Checking in on the DJ Auteur

    While reading about The Black Keys having the best sales week of their career (206,000 first week sales; possibly related: they’re not on spotify) I got to wondering about the silent third partner on El Camino. Brian Burton aka Danger Mouse. As you’re reading this on the internet, I can’t be sure you’re old enough […]

  • The Roots: America’s Band

    OK, Grantlanders. Pop quiz! But with a twist: We’ll provide the multiple choice answers (a la Jeopardy!) and your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to figure out the correct question. Looks like this: a. The Beatles b. The Beach Boys c. Nirvana d. Coldplay e. The Rolling Stones f. Jeez, are our […]

  • Young Adult

    Young Adults Report Card

    The Diablo Cody penned, Jason Reitman directed, and Charlize Theron illuminated film Young Adult opened in limited release last week. If you haven’t seen trailers or reviews yet the movie is a dark somewhat-romantic comedy, and its conceit is a story that follows the typical Hollywood rom-com beats with the twist that the main character […]

  • The Problem With Mac Lethal’s Pancake Rap Video

    Just in time for the holidays, a viral-video reminder of the true meaning of Christmas. On Wednesday, Irish fast-rapper Mac Lethal uploaded his pancake-flipping twist on Chris Brown’s “Look at Me Now,” and 48 hours later, having been noticed by sites from XXL to Boing Boing to Time, he’s well over two million views. With […]

  • Another One: Beyoncé’s “Dance For You” Video

    So if you didn’t eat enough for Thanksgiving, here’s another Beyoncé video to stuff in your belly somewhere (is this the seventh video this year? No. 9? No. 9 million? I’ve lost track). The song’s called “Dance For You,” which is on the deluxe edition of her album, 4, and the video sort of looks […]

  • Drake

    The Top Ten Drake Memes

    Drake’s Take Care has been out for a week (two weeks if you count the shhh, SECRET LEAK!) and we’ve all had some time to consider our emoooootions. Now it’s time to rank the Internet’s top Drake memes in preparation for the post-Take Care era. Below, a list of the Top Ten Drake memes and […]

  • Amy Winehouse Gets a Posthumous Video

    On the down side, this new Amy Winehouse video will totally make you miss everything you already miss about her. The voice, her style, her cat eyes, her music. But on the plus side, so often you get a weak song/video in this type of situation and this one strikes the perfect tone with its […]

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